Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Always something to keep in mind...

Friday, February 3, 2012

Seminary Centennial Broadcast

We went with JaKelle to the broadcast to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of the Seminary program and listen to President Boyd K Packer speak to the youth. He spoke about so many wonderful things, but at the end what he said touched me, because I remember being that age and remembering those feelings and I know many youth including my daughter are wondering what is ahead of them. These are the words he counseled to them...
Some of you are floundering about and struggling to find what you will do. It does not really matter what you choose to do for a living. What matters is what you will.bYou have the guidelines to know that. Remember the Spirit is always with you to teach you.

Not many years will pass until you are married and have children, a marriage that should be sealed in the temple. Our prayer is that you will find yourself, in due time, safely settled in a family ward or branch. You will find that you will learn more from your children than ever they will learn from you.

Go Forward with Hope and Faith

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Do not fear the future. Do not fear what is ahead. Go forward with hope and faith. Remember that supernal gift of the Holy Ghost. Learn to be taught by it. Learn to seek it. Learn to live by it. Learn to pray always in the name of Jesus Christ. The Spirit of the Lord will attend you, and you will be blessed.

The poet wrote

So nigh is grandeur to our dust,
So near is God to man,
When Duty whispers low, Thou must,
The youth replies, I can.

I bear my testimony to you—a witness that came to me in my youth. And you are no different from anyone else than I am. You have as much right to that testimony and witness as anyone. It will come to you if you earn it. I invoke the blessings of the Lord upon you—the blessings of that witness to be in your life, to guide you as you make a happy future—in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Congrats Kell

My little girl has her drivers license, its always mixed emotions for me when my kids get there license, I love the idea of taking them everywhere, I know they get there safe and get home safe, I like the time we have together and being able to talk when we are in the car. It's just another one of those steps of her getting older thats so hard for me.
Congrats Kell, Im very proud of you!

Josh 24th Birthday!

We celebrated Josh's birthday at Joe's Crab Shack, some had the crab pot, lobster pot and crawfish pot, I played it safe and had steak and shrimp. They embarrassed Josh by putting on a crab suit and singing the crab song to him, he was a good sport and did the part well. We are so blessed to have Josh, he's such a caring person with a big heart and a smile that is very contagious, and very glad he married his beautiful wife Amy who we love very much! Thanks for bringing so much joy into our family!!

Amy & Josh

Lynn eating crawfish

Josh Lobster Pot

Kell & Me

Josh being sung to

Jesse crab pot

I love being with all my kids, so grateful for my family

Sprinkle Cupcakes
I was able to go along with Lynn and the youth to the snow this past weekend. We stayed in the Byrd's House Resort Bed and Breakfast in Pinetop, which was beautiful. They were so kind to let us stay there and made us a wonderful dinner and breakfast.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jimmy Stewart - NATIVITY SCENE - Mr. Krueger's Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas movies to watch is Mr. Krueger's Christmas, this is my favorite scene as he speaks to the baby Jesus, a reminder of what is really important this time of year. Im so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ and know that I can always count on him to be there for me.